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Euoplocephalus was an ankylosaurid Dinosaur from the Mid-Late Cretaceous of North America. This dinosaur weighed 2 tons and had a width of 2m and was around 6m long. Euoplocephalus was equipped with fused bone plates on its back that acted as body armor as well as a pair of horns that protruded from the back of the neck, possibly as a defense against being grabbed by the neck. For defense Euoplocephalus was armed with a foot wide tail club that could be swung like a medieval flail and had the ability to break bone. In addition Euoplocephalus also supported a pair of armored eyelids, like Ankylosaurus.

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Euoplocephalus had 9% of its genome completed during construction of the original park; implying that it was planned to be an attraction some time in the future.

It is known that Euoplocephalus was subject to cruelty at some time in the past, although it is unknown if there are any surviving populations remaining.

Novels

Euoplocephalus was successfully created by InGen on Isla Sorna for Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar. It is assumed they lived in the Triceratops Territory with Triceratops and possibily Styracosaurus.

By August 16, 1989, there were 16 Euoplocephalus living in the park and they were Version 4.0.[1][2]

By the end of the InGen Incident there were only 9 that survived,[3] the ones that did not most likely being killed by the escaped Tyrannosaurs and Velociraptors. ultimately the surviving Euoplocephalus were all killed by the Costa Rica Napalm Bombing that followed after the incident.[4]

It is unknown if there were ever any populations that survived on Isla Sorna.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Euoplocephalus appears in the PSX/SEGA Saturn game The Lost World: Jurassic Park (video game) as the final boss in the series of the Velociraptor levels. The Euoplocephalus has three attacks, a charging attack, a lunging gore, and a tail swipe. In addition to jumping onto the Euoplocephalus, it will cause you damage due to the horns on the back. To defeat the Euoplocephalus you need to pounce on its head and then lift the animal onto its side where you can then attack the dinosaur's belly.

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

Euoplocephalus can be created in the game.

Jurassic Park: Builder

see Euoplocephalus/Builder

Euoplocephalus can be created in the game. It was at first only purchasable in real-world money. Since September 30th 2016, it became a DNA tournament limited edition.

Jurassic World: The Game

see Euoplocephalus/JW: TG

Euoplocephalus can be created in in Jurassic World: The Game. It is a super rare herbivore. Since September 30th, 2015, a fully maxed Euoplocephalus could be mixed with a fully maxed Giganotosaurus to make the hybrid Giganocephalus.

Jurassic World: Alive

see Euoplocephalus/JW: A

Euoplocephalus appears as one of the many collectible dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Alive.

Two Euoplocephalus also appear as skeletons on the banner for the "Lockwood Library" arena.

Jurassic World Evolution

see Euoplocephalus/JW: E

Euoplocephalus is included in Jurassic World Evolution’s Claire’s Sanctuary DLC, that was released on June 18, 2019.

Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect

A genetically advanced Euoplocephalus was planned for the toy line, but it was scrapped.

References

  1. Jurassic Park: Control II, page 143
  2. Jurassic Park: Control V, pages 181, 183
  3. Jurassic Park: Under Control, page 415
  4. Jurassic Park: Approaching Dark

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